Captain Michael Sisto and Jersey Key Charters invite you to spend an exciting day fishing the waters around the Florida Keys. With miles and miles of coral reefs and proximity to the Gulf Stream, the fishing opportunities are endless. With Capt. Michael, you’ll go after exciting game fish, beautiful table fish, all in the company of a true pro who has been fishing since childhood.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 28’ Whitewater center console boat. This great vessel comes with all the amenities you need for a productive day on the water. For your comfort, a full toilet is fitted aboard, and there’s plenty of shade for you to escape the blistering heat. On the deck, there’s enough space for 5 anglers to fish at once. Powered by twin 200 HP Yamaha engines, you’ll get out to the sweet spots in no time.

Hit the reefs for beautiful and delicious Snappers, and Cobia; take a Shark trip to go after Blackfin, Bull, Hammerhead, Bonnethead, or Lemon Sharks; or head offshore and go after the majestic Sailfish and delicious Mahi Mahi. Bottom fish in the shallower waters, while trolling, popping, and kite fishing will give you the best chance in deeper seas. You’ll use the latest Avet and Connley gear, and bait will be caught as you first head out.

Capt. Michael will share his lifetime of experience with you, so beginners are welcome to learn from one of the best. On longer trips, a first mate may come along, and he’ll be happy to answer any questions and show you new techniques. Gatorade and water are provided, but feel free to bring any other snacks and drinks you want, and stash them in the captain’s ice box. Hop aboard Jersey Key Charters to see the Keys like never before.



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  • Private trip
    Dinner & Show
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,250
    price breakdown
    $1,250
    This trip is an all day event and consists of catching Snappers on the reef and then spending the rest of the day catching Sailfish, Tuna, and Mahi Mahi offshore. You will depart at 7 a.m. and fish until 6 p.m.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    Longer trips give you the best chance of getting as many fish as possible on board. Expect to be treated in style aboard the Contender saltwater fishing boat as you try various techniques in different hot spots. From Cobia to Sharks, Snappers to Sailfish, these waters have it all, and you'll make the most of them with this 8-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $925
    price breakdown
    $925
    With 6 hours on the water you can fish different spots, use various techniques, and target a wide range of fish. Hit the reefs for Snappers and Cobia, target Sharks, or head offshore to go after some big game fish like the beautiful Sailfish, or delicious Mahi Mahi. Try trolling or bottom fishing, depending on the location.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Reef
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    Get on top of the reefs that make up part of the Florida Keys, and hunt for the exceptional Snapper and Grouper populations that inhabit them. Expect an exciting tussle to get them on the boat, while you'll be greatly rewarded when you take them home afterward to eat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Reef
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $725
    price breakdown
    $725
    Hit the numerous reefs lying beneath the water just off the Florida Keys – some even make up the Keys, themselves. Exciting and delicious species of fish love to gather around the reefs, and you'll go after Snappers and Cobia during this fun-filled, rewarding trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $725
    price breakdown
    $725
    You'll be on the productive waters in no time, so this 4-hour trip will be spent fishing from the off. Catch live bait to begin with, before targeting Snappers, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, and even Sailfish, if you're lucky.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 15 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Four hours may not seem like a lot, but when you're this close to the sweet spots, you'll be fishing immediately. After catching some live bait, you'll get to go after a range of exciting nearshore and offshore species, from Cobia to Mahi Mahi, Snappers to Swordfish, and even Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    Shark, Barracuda, and Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Perfect trip for the family. We will stay around calm seas catching a mixed variety of fish ranging from small to large. This is the the perfect trip for beginners and kids that are looking to learn the basics and see some awesome fish!
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About the Captain

Michael Sisto
Marathon, Florida, United States
44 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
71 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since November 2018
Growing up with a captain for a father, Captain Michael was always on the water. He began as a first mate and worked his way up to being a full-time captain in 2008. Having spent summers in New Jersey and his winters in the Florida Keys, he relocated permanently to run his business out of Marathon, FL.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Whitewater (Center console) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Mike and Dylan where amazing!!
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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The captain canceled

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Half day trip with Captain Mike and his 1st mate

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on February 15, 2021
There were four of us. We went out on the gulf side and had a great afternoon. We had a pretty good catch of snapper and porgies....
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Great guys to fish with

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on November 27, 2020
Booked with Mike week of Thanksgiving and he was so accommodating.  He put us on a boat with Connor who did a great job and...
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Full day Offshore w/ Capt. Mike & Mate Dillon

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Reefs on July 7, 2020
Booked full day reef trip w/ Capt Mike, but when fish weren’t bitting and Cuda’s ate everything that was hooked Capt Mike...
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Lehigh Acres, FL
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AM trip with 20mph winds

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 19, 2020
Went out the other day for the AM trip and was told we could only fish the bay bc of the winds.  Little bummed with the news...
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